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Carver, Plymouth, MA
Carver separated from Plympton, Massachusetts, and was incorporated in 1790 because many residents lived too far away to attend church in Plympton. The town was named for John Carver, the first Governor of the Plymouth Colony. kids.kiddle.co
Carver includes: Ellis Furnace, Quitticus, Shoe String Village, Wenham, and Annasnoppet.
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Edaville Railroad, South Carver, Mass.
"Edaville Railroad is a heritage railroad in South Carver, Massachusetts. Opened in 1947, Edaville Railroad is generally regarded as one of the oldest heritage railroad operations in the United States. Edaville Railroad is a 2 ft (610 mm) narrow gauge line that operates excursion trains for tourists. It was built by the late Ellis D. Atwood (initials E.D.A, for which Edaville is named) on his sprawling cranberry plantation in Southeastern Massachusetts..." wikipedia
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1660 - Carver is settled
Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
1790 - Carver is incorporated.
Prior to incorporation, Carver was a part of Plympton.
Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
1839 - Carver
Plymouth county. Set off from Plymouth in 1790. Population, 1837, 990. 38 miles S.E. from Boston, and 8 S.W. by S. from Plymouth. There are a number of pleasant ponds in this town. The soil is not very productive. The manufactures of Carver consist of iron castings, boots, shoes, boxes, and willow baskets; annual amount about $50,000.
The New England Gazetteer containing descriptions of all the states, counties and towns in New England: also descriptions of the principal mountains, rivers lakes, capes, bays, harbors, islands and fashionable resorts within that territory. Alphabetically arranged. By John Hayward, author of the Columbian Traveller, Religious Creeds, &c. &c. Boston: John Hayward. Boyd & White, Concord, N.H. 1839
1845 - CARVER. [Pop. 995. Inc. 1790.]
Carver, once a part of Plympton, was named after John Carver, the Governor of Plymouth Colony, who was chosen on board the May Flower, and died in a few months after the settlement was begun at Plymouth.
Carver contains more land than Plympton, from which it was separated, but it is much less valuable.
Manufactories of cast-iron were early established here.
Distance from Plymouth, 8 miles; from Boston, 38.
An Elementary Geography for Massachusetts Children by William Bentley Fowle and Asa Fitz, 1845
1854 - Carver
Carver, a post- township of Plymouth county, Massachusetts, 38 miles S. E. by S. from Boston. Population, 1186.
A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ... Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.) Joseph Thomas January 1, 1854 Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.
CARVER, a township in Plymouth co. in the state of Massachusetts. U.S. Iron-ore is procured in the vicinity. Pop. 995.
New York City Business Directory 1859. Boston MA: Adams, Sampson & Co., 1859. Ancestry.com
Carver Massachusetts, 1890
Carver lies in the middle section of Plymouth County, 38 miles southeast of Boston. It has Plympton on the north, Kingston and Plymouth on the east, the latter and Wareham on the south, and the last, with Middleborough, on the west. Its length northwest and southeast is about twice its width. The assessed area is 21,292 acres, and 17,011 of this are woodland, consisting of pitch pine and red oak on the uplands, and white cedar in the swamps. The red deer still roam in the long range of woods extending throughout this town and quite to Barnstable County.
There are no great elevations in the town, but ponds and streams are numerous, adding much to the scenery. Of the former there are twelve, whose names are Wenham, Sampson, Crane, Mohootset, Cooper, Muddy, Vaughan, John, Flax, Clear, Barrett and Waukanquog. Near the latter cranes and eagles build their nests. Sampson Pond was so called from an Indian sachem, for whom a reserve of 200 acres was made in 1705, with the privilege of... Read MORE...
1895 - Carver
Carver, a post-township of Plymouth co., Mass, about 20 miles N.N.E. of New Bedford. It has 5 churches, and manufactures of cranberry barrels, kegs, &c. Pop. 994.
Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott
Carver, a post-township (town) of Plymouth co., Mass., about 20 miles NNE. of New Bedford. Pop. in 1900, 1104.
Lippincotts New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns, Resorts, Islands, Rivers, Mountains, Seas, Lakes, Etc., in Every Portion of the Globe, Part 1 Angelo Heilprin Louis Heilprin - January 1, 1916 J.B. Lippincott - Publisher
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Ancestors Who Were Born or Died in Carver, Massachusetts, USAWe currently have information about ancestors who were born or died in Carver.
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George BARROWS (1670, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA (North Plymouth) (White Island Shores) - 23 March 1758, Carver, Massachusetts, USA)
Barnabas ATWOOD (1 January 1697, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA (North Plymouth) (White Island Shores) - 2 February 1785, Carver, Massachusetts, USA)
Ichabod TILSON (25 April 1750, Plympton, Massachusetts, USA - 1822, Carver, Massachusetts, USA)
Azubah THOMAS (28 December 1754, Middleborough, Massachusetts, USA (Middleboro) - 2 April 1822, Carver, Massachusetts, USA)
Thomas LUCAS (1779, Carver, Massachusetts, USA - 13 December 1859, Freetown, Massachusetts, USA (Assonet) (East Freetown))
Jesse HOLMES (12 May 1796, Sharon, Massachusetts, USA - 15 September 1871, Carver, Massachusetts, USA)
Stephen CHUBBRECK (1805, Carver, Massachusetts, USA - 12 May 1874, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA (North Amherst) (South Amherst))
Allen BURGES (1835, Harwich, Massachusetts, USA (N., S., E., W.) (Harwichport) (Pleasant Lake) - 29 October 1886, Carver, Massachusetts, USA)
Daniel W ROBERY (21 May 1864, Carver, Massachusetts, USA - 17 April 1941, Wareham, Massachusetts, USA (Onset) (West Wareham) (Weweantic))
Ancestors Who Were Married in Carver, Massachusetts, USAWe currently have information about ancestors who were married in Carver.
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Jairus GAMMONS (30 March 1783 - 13 March 1846) and Mary TILSON (28 January 1783 - 10 July 1826) married 9 June 1804
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